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  • Fashion Pet Peeves

    51 posts, 23 voices, 1441 views, started Oct 2, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2008 by Amethyst

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    • Amethyst
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      Ladies:

      What are your fashion pet peeves? Who knows, maybe some designer will be reading this and DO something about it!! LOL

      Here are mine:

      *Pants that are too long. I can’t wear petite because they are too short! What about us in-between people? Now I gotta spend money to hem!

      *Same thing with jackets and blouses. I can’t wear petite and a regular size is too long. I always have to hem!

      *High waists. Whose idea was it to bring back this horror show? Its flattering on no one! Not even the slimmest gal!

      *Neck bow blouses. Ugh! How matronly. Who wants to look like a wrapped present? There are better alternatives! (turtlenecks, mock necks, cowl necks, etc.)

      *5 inch heels. If you can wear these, then God bless you. But what designer thinks that walking on your toes is comfortable and sexy? In my opinion, shoes higher than 3 inches can only be worn when lounging in bed. This is just me, I can not wear super high heels. I am living proof that high heels will ruin your feet. I wore them in high school and now my feet are giving me payback big time.



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          Tuliplady wrote Oct 18, 2008
        • My pet peeve is clothes that are too short, both pants and shirts.

          Many companies make tall jeans in smaller sizes but don’t make them for plus size gals.  Just because I have big hips doesn’t mean I don’t have long legs.  And shirts??? Oh my.  I’ve never been able to walk into a store and buy a shirt that’s long enough.  JCPenny finally has some shirts that come in tall sizes.  I ordered two and they are almost long enough for my long waist.

          And then lets talk about shoes for a minute.  I walk into a shoe store and they have all these absolutely adorable shoes displayed in the front.  They are a size 7.  Turns out you can’t even get them in a size 10.  If you wear a size 9 or bigger you are doomed to wear “practical” shoes.  And heaven forbid you be a size 10 1/2 or 11 1/2 because nobody makes either of those sizes.  I guess shoe makers figure you don’t care what your shoes look or fit like if you have large feet.



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • I feel your pain!  The only problem is that you can take off but you cannot put on length. And tall sizes usually begin at 6 or 8 and I wear a 4 and lately a 2 but I have long legs and a bubble butt.  I’m tall and my daughter is even taller 6ft. Her arms are very long too.  She has an S curve (scoliosis) and the doctors say that she would be 4 inches taller if not for her curve. LORD LORD... (I’m not sure if she would have ever found a man tall enough! It certainly narrowed the possibilities as it was!) LOL  She cannot find regular retail clothes to fit.  She has a 38 inch inseam, tall is 34 and may even go to 36 for ULTRA. They don't make AMAZON sizes for my daughter!  We all have body challenges but as a new comer in the clothing world (http://chrissyandcoco.com) it is hard to meet all of the demands.  I cannot afford to meet all of the needs of each size woman in just a few items so what we do is go with AVERAGE as many companies have to do.  That does not include me or my daughter!  I had to pay three times the price I do for an average outfit just to have one special made to fit her long legs and arms. But she had to have a Chrissy and Coco track suit to sport around in. So, I bit the bullet!  Custom clothing is very expensive but in order to look nice you have to do it sometimes. And that is a bummer. I wish that we could just walk into a scanner and something would spit out a beautiful wardrobe fit to a T...don’t you all? I need to get crackin’ on that right away!  Or maybe we could laser all hair from our body and we could just have our clothing painted right on and just jump in the shower after the day was over and never have to wash or dry clean again! Hey... and no need for a closet of STUFF that we never wear and shoot we could have a different something on everyday. The problem would be that we would be like...“I just don’t like that color on me today, my skin is splotchy or I’m too blotted” you know us.... something just would not be right and we would be in the shower all day and running to get a new paint job! There are too many what if's there but it was a fun thought.
          And shoes well I’m lucky there and I’m not sure how my smaller foot, size 7, keeps me upright at 5’ 10“. My daughter's foot grew to a 10 by sixth grade and we went shoes shopping back in the day. She looked at me with huge tears in her eyes and said..."mommy the shoes don’t look the same in big sizes. Those sizes are cute... these look different". And they did. I spoke with a shoe designer in Atlanta about this issue last season. He explained to me that they run the shoe sizes according to the manufacturer specifications of quantity. When he contracted the company to make his designer shoes the manufacturer tells him what those size runs will be. (I do not know if that is true or not for all but this one was in Brazil he said) He is forced to purchase say starting with a 6 maybe even a 5 ½ but doubtful and he would get more of the "popular" sizes two or three per size run up to 10 maybe 11 and they only send one each of those sizes (usually) if you are lucky. He was already doing 2 million plus in sales and there is little you can do unless you can afford the millions to start a factory I suppose. He explained that many times you are left with large sizes that do not sell in all designs. But he also explained that when you price the shoes that come in the size lot/box of however many for each size, they have made their money back after a third and sometimes half of the box sells so anything else is gravy. Does that make sense? So, we steered clear of shoes because clothing is mess enough for me to handle! But they were so tempting! I really, really LIKE pretty shoes! So, I left feeling like my hands were tied but I vented a bit.
          Take care,
          Gayle
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          Inakika wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • For me it’s also length. I’m tall and most pants are too short right off the rack.
          And I personally hate matchy matchy outfits or women that have to match everything all at one time. Like the shoes have to match the purse which matches your lipstick which matches your eyeshadow and outfit! WHEW!
          I don’t like those UGLY holiday sweaters! There is a lady on HSN that sells the most horrific looking sweaters with animals and crap all over them. And she wears these huge headbands that make her head look 3D! Yikes!



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          Daphne wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • To this day, i do not understand why plus-sized shirts are even available with pigs or cows on them.  For that matter...why ANY shirts have pigs or cows on them!  IMO, this is a set-up for some very unflattering comments.



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          AnneMarie Kimberling wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • I just hate it that designers don’t think plus-size women want to look cute also...  We might be big, but we‘re still pretty and want to look that way....  On the topic of tops, some of us don’t like them hanging down to our knees - past the hips a bit, yes...  

          Daphne, I agree with you on the pig and cow thing...  LOL!



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • I can assure you that Chrissy and Coco will never have cow prints on clothes as long as I live!  PROMISE! Or Ingrid~ any of those UGLY sweaters!



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • We have not gotten into plus sizes but only because our manufacturer suggested that we start in one area. And then grow but we can do special orders when we do a run if ever anyone is interested and we are almost ready to do another run. And we will add more pictures of things we have.  Baby steps for us.  We have to unload jewelry before we get too deep in clothing! Again no cow prints but we do have some animal print handbags and totes!!!



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          Inakika wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • Thank you, C and C!  

          There is a lady named Monif C that makes scrumptious plus size clothing! I’m talking sexy, HOT!
          Just Google her name, her site will come up. She’s also on MySpace. Her clothes are not cheap, but they will stand the test of time.
          Also, for sharp, large size shoes, I order from a site called *www.endless.com*. If you have an Amazon account, you can use that info to log on to Endless since they are affiliated.
          Also, they offer 2 day FREE shipping on the majority of their items, some sale items are excluded. And there is no purchase minimum for the free shipping. They offer purses also!



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          Tuliplady wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • Ok, so I’m looking at the site Inakika just recommended and I’m reminded of another fashion pet peeve.  I’m looking at a pair of gorgeous pumps that’s way over $100 and they only offer them in a medium width!  What’s up with that?  A woman with a very wide foot is supposed to cram her foot in it regardless?  Or is someone like me with very narrow feet is supposed to put both feet in one shoe?

          When will designers ever make cute things for humans instead of mutants?



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          Mztracy wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • omg teeky yes yes yes......

          For tall pants:

          JCPenney has ultra tall online
          Long Elegant Legs has 36” and 39” inseams
          Delias has up to 37” i think

          I am 6 foot and know where to find the tall pants!! lol



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          Inakika wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • I agree, Teek. Or how about the ones that insist on letting their g-strings show! What’s up with that?

          But I must say, my biggest fashion gripe is with these young men that insist on wearing their pants so low they look like they are waddling instead of walking. What a ridiculous look. And I’m sure most of them don’t understand the whole meaning behind it.

          During the early 90’s, gang members started wearing their pants low to pay homage to their buddies that were in prison. Since they can’t wear a belt in prison, their pants would slouch. That’s how that look started. My boys knew never to even think about wearing their clothes like that and they still don’t.



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          Tuliplady wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • Inakika, thanks for the link to the shoes.  Some very cute things there!



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          Mztracy wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • and longelegantlegs sells shoes
          i love them as arm length are long also
          they are expensive, but not as much as others
          and they have great sales!!!

          www.longelegantlegs.com  

          i love zappos for shoes myself. they carry up to a women’s 12 or 13

          i am lucky got my mom’s smaller features and wear a 9 shoe.



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          Mztracy wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • anytime tori. they have great lounging things and i love the long jammies!! lol



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          Inakika wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • You‘re welcome Tulip. My pleasure! :)



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          Robinesque wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • My pet peeves are:

          1.  sweat clothes and flip flops for a plane ride (CRINGE!!).  You could get offered an UPGRADE, for God’s sake!!
          2. trashy, down to THERE boobage. (I have a diaphragm,too. I don’t care to see YOURS)
          3. “mature” women trying to dress like teeny bopppers(ughhh!)
          4.  makeup soooo thick, I just want to SCRAPE it off with a SCALPEL!

          My newest annoyance is that my 9 y/o daughter is ALL legs and while she is a size 8 in the waist, those legs are way off in some other parallel universe!!  I will be scouring the net for somebody that makes longer length jeans for girls ASAP.



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • I totally agree with all the comments on your pet peeves. I don’t want to see anyone’s underwear male or female and I sure don’t want to see anyone’s crack. We had two boys...men now...and I found that style undesirable and unacceptable.  No sagging!  Their school did not allow it anyway.
          We have some long leggy girls here!  I think I will start a support group for long legs with inseams over 34 inches.  And MZtracy we use Long Elegant to buy clothes too. They started out with granny looking designs and cuts years ago that my daughter hated.  Finally after many request and cut changes they have gotten better! I need to friend all of you girls so we can keep up with the long legs fashions!



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          Inakika wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • TEEKY!! LOLOLOL!!! Rudolph! Chest! LMAO!!
          My husband is looking at me like I have 2 heads!



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          Jenni0811 wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • How can those boys/men even walk with their pants waistband binding their upper thighs?? The look is so ridiculous! My ex used to love watching Cops and watching guys try to run away from the cops with their pants around their thighs!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • I do not want to see anyone’s underwear. I was once waited on in a food court by a young man whose boxers were more exposed than not. And he was preparing my food, ugh! I don’t want to see bra straps, or thong things (you know, the part that peeks above the pants).



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • Mine is “is there anything for my Smeegle’s flat chest?”



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • If you‘re going to wear high heels at least be comfortable walking in them. Some women just glide in their heels and others walk like they‘re in agony.

          There was a woman walking in Honolulu yesterday wearing formal high heeled shoes and really short shorts and a really low top. And she wasn’t even a hooker! She looked pathetic.



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          Linni wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • oh, i so agree! i just wanna walk up behind them guys with thier pants baggin, and yank em up! LOL

          my pet peeve is with a big butt, big hips, and big boobs, i can not get things to fit right! LOL LOL

          and the women trying to look like thier teenage daughters are just WRONG! lol



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          Linni wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • OMGOSH bfly! lol yes! im on the same page with you! lol



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          Tuliplady wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • Obviously these boys don’t have mothers at home to smack them upside the head!  If I saw my 14 yr. old son walking around like that, or any of his friends for that matter, I wouldn’t hesitate to either yank the pants up or down,whichever seemed right at the moment.



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          Mary Clark wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • I agree on the photo with the shorts hanging below their behind.....like what is the reasoning for wearing them like that?  I really do not get it.  

          Ingrid....you are so right about those tacky Christmas sweaters.  I think I know who you are talking about on the shopping channel.  They are hideous.



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          Inakika wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • That is exactly what I’m talking about! Here in Alexandria, LA they can get a ticket if they are caught with their pants sagging low like that. It’s sad when the police have to tell you what you should already know.
          My sons, they knew better then to go there. I was not having that, not if I bought your clothes or you lived in my house. That pretty much took care of all their options.



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          Tuliplady wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • Well, to get back to women’s fashion, I’ve been checking out some of the websites you all have recommended.  And, here’s what I want to know.  What’s with putting picket flaps on jeans back pockets now????????????  Holy cow, is my butt not already big enough!!!!!!



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Nov 19, 2008
        • I don’t like spandex.  Probably because I used to have a HUGE rear end and could never wear them without the cat calls and whistles.  I don’t like getting attention that way.  But back in the day when I used to skate the island of Manhattan in NY I did wear bicycle pants and they were spandex.  I would wear a t-shirt that reached my bottom so the goodies were covered.  

          I believe there is a time and place for spandex and once you reach a certain age its just not appropriate in public.



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          Kpg19 wrote Nov 19, 2008
        • I hate the “muffin top” (gut hanging over) look too. I realize so many of the jeans made are of stretch material, but come on! Say no to crack and avoid the muffin top. It’s not sexy. I also hate the thong hanging out of the jeans fad. What exactly is the point of this. Is that look a thing (or thong) of the passed yet? Finally, why do so many plus sized moms out there insist on wearing tignt sweat pants. In my opinion they are not showing an adequate level of self-respect by doing so.



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          Cheryl Phillips wrote Nov 19, 2008
        • Great question.  

          I just don’t think we need to dress like 20 year olds or 80 year olds. I love to be a little funky, but I do that with jewerly or shoes....never the whole outfit. I wouldn’t want to be 20...well,come to think of it, I don’t want to be 80 either. :)
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          Kpg19 wrote Nov 19, 2008
        • Oh, one more big fashion pet peave I have. Guaging of the lobe of the ear. Plastic surgeons will make lots of money fixing that in the future of many individuals. Does anyone know why people do this? What statement is being made here? I’m seriously curious.



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          Kpg19 wrote Jan 13, 2009
        • Why OH why are designers bringing back LEG WARMERS? I never wore them in the 80’s and I still can’t stand them. I don’t care how much a person works out. I saw an older woman in California wearing high heels, a skirt and leg warmers.

          What I DO like is skinny jeans with high boots. I’ll buy into that.



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          Denise Richardson wrote Jan 13, 2009
        • I wish the industry would realize that WE full-figured girls like too look good too!, and stop making most of our stuff with that ugly a** elastic waist band, not all full-figured women need their clothes with that sh**! And STOP!!!! using a damn quilt for our clothes designs we like pretty prints and bold colors too! LOL



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          Tuliplady wrote Jan 13, 2009
        • Oh you‘re so right about the little quilt prints Neicy!  

           I was looking for a cute top for my daughter the other day.  She’s as big on top as I am on bottom.   I was just revolted by the selection of prints that belong on someone’s grandmother’s quilt, not on my 21 yr old daughter!



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          Kpg19 wrote Jan 13, 2009
        • I’m petite, but I have longer legs. Petite sizes are typically (let’s say always)too short for me. I have issues stepping on my jeans (not petite sizes)or having them shrink to that “flood” lenght. Does anyone know what brand has good length selections? I usually have to get Jr. sizes that stretch so I can make the length work as well.



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